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Sports Capital Programme

Sports Capital Programme

Sports Capital Programme November 30, 2020 As we look forward to Waterford’s place in the upcoming Hurling All Ireland Final, sport is on the mind of everyone in the county! 2020 has been a year like no other for sport in Ireland but I’m happy to see that registration for the Sports Capital Programme opens…

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TUSE Waterford

TUSE Waterford

TUSE Waterford November 19, 2020 Since 2018, €56 million has been spent on Technical University projects throughout Ireland. Of that, the Technical University of the South East (TUSE) has only received €8.1 million, or 14% of the total budget. Much less than funds allocated to either Dublin, Cork or Galway, all of which are regions…

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Wellbeing Indicators

Wellbeing Indicators

Wellbeing Indicators Dublin, November 17, 2020 My Green Party colleagues and I launched our Wellbeing Indicators Position Paper earlier today. We believe that GDP is not a way to measure the wellbeing and the quality of life of Irish Citizens; it’s time we looked to Wellbeing Indicators to measure the welfare of the Irish nation…

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Traveller Education

Traveller Education

Traveller Education. November 13, 2020 Waterford Green Party TD welcomes an announcement of €300,000 for targeted supports to ensure that the increase in Traveller participation in Higher Education remains on track. Marc Ó Cathasaigh TD, Green Party Spokesperson for Social Protection and a former Primary School teacher welcomed the announcement of €300,000 funding by Minister…

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Flu Vaccine 2020

Flu Vaccine 2020

Child Flu Vaccine Nov 12, 2020 I spoke in the Dáil this week about the Flu Vaccine programme 2020. Our GPs and Pharmacists have been extremely busy rolling out an unprecedent number of Adult Flu Vaccines and also the Children’s Flu Vaccine. Unfortunately it seems we won’t receive more Adult #FluVaccine due to global supply…

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North Quays Announcement

North Quays Announcement

North Quays Announcement Waterford Green Party TD Marc Ó Cathasaigh welcomes today’s historic announcement of unprecedented funding for the North Quays Project which he says displays a significant vote of confidence in our city and county. The total package of €110.6m is made up of €80.6m in Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF) support for…

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**Updated** Social Protection Provisions for Covid-19

**Updated** Social Protection Provisions for Covid-19

A great deal has changed in the two weeks since the first raft of #Covid-19 supports were introduced by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.  I travelled to Dublin last week to attend a briefing on these measures along with spokespeople from other parties. What’s clear is that these payments have been designed…

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Maiden Speech, Dáil Éireann

Maiden Speech, Dáil Éireann

March 19, 2020. Recently elected TD for Waterford, Marc Ó Cathasaigh made his maiden speech before a much reduced Dáil during last Thursday’s debate on emergency legislation to tackle the Covid-19 health crisis.  Only one third of elected TDs were allowed to enter the chamber in order to minimise the chance of transmission during the…

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